Hi, I'm Chris
Hello there, I'm Chris Bravata! I am a Milwaukee-based creative studying at UWM for Digital and Visual Communications (aka Graphic Design). In my free time I love to design, code, cook, film and take photos. When possible, I also enjoy visiting Apple Stores, Whole Foods Markets, and Chicago. Regarding my design skills, I specialize in branding, videography, and UI design. I am currently learning the plethora of options within After Effects, as well as improving my organic drawing abilities.
My Education
A world learned is a life lived.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Digital Visual Communications Major
With the conclusion of my gap year, this coming the fall I will be a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee within the Peck School of the Arts (PSOA). I will be pursuing a degree within PSOA's Digital and Visual Communications program. I currently plan to graduate in four years with the class of 2023.
Notable Employers
I work hard. No way around that.
Milwaukee Bucks
Retail Attendant, Mar. 2019 - PRESENT
With the Milwaukee Bucks I demonstrated a depth of knowledge about various products and team history to further upsell merchandise. By demonstrating my "Wisconsin Nice" customer service, I continue to make positive and unforgettable experiences for many first time and returning Fiserv.Forum guests. When on a register, I accurately ring up customers with precision and effeciency. I also recieve, check in, and stock the various team stores and trailers for the Bucks Pro Shop on non-gamedays.
Employee of the Month - STARTING FIVE
I was awarded store MVP on my first day with the Bucks. This recognition made me eligible for Employee of the Month, to which I earned upon the conclusion of my first month. I was recognized on center court during halftime at Game 1 of the 2019 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals vs the Boston Celtics.
Whole Foods Market - Wauwatosa
Store Support Team Member, Mar. 2018 - Dec. 2018
At Whole Foods Market I provided exceptional “give them a reason to smile” customer service and accurately rung up small and large orders for customers on the point of sale. Additionally, I cheerfully aided in carrying out groceries to cars for elderly adults or those in need of assistance. I also aided in light housekeeping of the front store and cafe.
Whole Kids Award
For the Spring 2018 Whole Kids Charity Campaign I became the top earner for donations collected. Over the course of two weeks, I raised $408, the most for my store - and I achieved this as a part-time employee, beating out fellow PT's and all Full-Time employees as well.
Me and Tom Wellington at DesignMil 2018 / Photo from DesignMil.org
The Milwaukee Effect is profound - the act of treating everyone like family. Through an annual charity event known as DesignMil I exhibit the Milwaukee Effect and give back to this great community along with other jury-selected designers. Structured much like a 'hackathon', local designers are paired with Brewland-native non-profits and are given 12 hours to design logos, stationary, posters, videos, and much more.